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Mealtime Miseries – Management of Complex Feeding Disorders

June 10, 2023 - June 11, 2023


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Course Description:

How does feeding, a process so integral to the child’s health and well-being, go awry? The focus of this 2 day course is on the Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment (TR-eat®) model integrating oral motor/sensory therapy techniques along with medical and behavioral management for the treatment of complex feeding problems. It will cover innovative strategies, using video case examples, to address oral aversion, food refusal, poor transition onto solid foods, texture grading, learning to chew, self-feeding and feeding difficulties related to autism and picky eaters. It is relevant for infants and children through school age. This course is packed with practical solutions and hands-on techniques that will empower you with new treatment ideas for your most complex patients. These interventions are systematic and evidence-based with research supporting outcomes.

This course is appropriate for the following clinicians working with children with feeding disorders: OT, COTA, SLP, RD, RN, CSW, BCBA, Psychologists. This course is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience. Additionally, please let us know if you would like to request assistance for special learning needs or other accommodations for attendance of this course.

Learning Objectives:

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the foundational principles of the TR-eat™ model.
  • Identify at least 3 variables/issues (medical, oral motor, sensory or behavioral) that produce a complex pediatric feeding problem.
  • Identify at least 3 therapeutic interventions to introduce oral feeding to the “new” feeder.
  • Differentiate between behavioral strategies such as reinforcement, desensitization, shaping, chaining, and fading and how these can improve feeding skill development ranging from the “new” feeder to “selective” eaters.
  • Identify at least 3 therapeutic interventions for texture grading, chewing and progression to age appropriate feeding skills for the “advanced” feeder.
  • Demonstrate competence for spoon handling, squeeze bottle use and facilitative chewing strategies.